Initiatives

Direct Engagement of Teachers and Students with  Businesses

The Foundation understands that providing on-site and hands-on experiences to teachers and students are important to demonstrating how science is put to work and that careers in science are within the reach of our students.   We also understand that it is important to engage teachers and guidance counselors who are the students’ first exposure to the exciting world of science.  There are many opportunities to engage teachers and students with businesses, including tours, mentorship programs, on-site experiments, in-classroom/lab support with business representatives, teacher workshops (local and statewide), and teacher professional development.  The Foundation encourages its membership to offer such opportunities for exposure to teachers and students, including facility tours and bioTeach social events.